The 1:1 radical cation salts of new donor molecules, dimethylthio- (1) and ethylenedithio-(1,3-dithiolylidene)thioxotetrathiafulvalenes (2) with a magnetic FeCl4 or FeBr4 counteranion (1·FeBr4, 2·FeCl4 and 2·FeBr4) were prepared, and their electrical conducting and magnetic properties were investigated. The room-temperature electrical conductivities of 1·FeBr4 (compressed pellet), 2·FeCl4 (single crystal) and 2·FeBr4 (single crystal) were < 10-5, 1.8 × 10-4 and 7.0 × 10-2 S cm-1, respectively. The temperature dependence of paramagnetic susceptibility obeyed the Curie-Weiss law in all cases, and the Curie constant (C) and Weiss temperature (θ) were as follows: C=4.61 emu K mol-1 and θ=-5.4 K for 1·FeBr4; C=4.53 emu K mol-1 and θ=-13.4 K for 2·FeCl4; C=4.55 emu K mol-1 and θ=-31.2 K for 2·FeBr4. The remarkably different θ values between the three salts, considered together with their crystal structures, suggest significant interaction between Fe(III) spins by aid of π spins on 1 or 2 molecules.
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